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Unformatted text preview: Matthew Tuckfield Mr. Ethridge ENC-1101 A 06 03 2008 Online Poker: illegal? Ever since ESPN aired the World Series of Poker (WSOP) in 2003 the entire way of life in America began to change. Everybody from retired veterans to high school students started to begin playing online poker. The main reason the Online Poker expanded so rapidly was because of all the stories that would air on ESPN about how all these internet “junkies” or rookies were making a huge amount of money winning the WSOP main event, which has the largest prize pool of any sporting event. These average Joe to multi- millionaire’s started a revolution of poker that is Online-Poker. Even though it was in existence since the mid 1990’s, online poker didn’t become as popular as it is today until Poker became more famous. Ever since then the number of people that played online at an exponential pace. The fact that you could “practice” online with fake money made millions, and I mean millions of people begin to play Texas Hold ‘Em. Texas Hold ‘Em, more commonly known as just Hold’em, is the most commonly played poker game. The betting round is started by two people posting what is called the blinds, or forced bets, then everyone is dealt two cards, then you can call the blinds, bet or fold depending on your two cards. There is then a community flop, which is three random cards, followed by betting a betting round, then followed by one card, the turn, and one more betting round. Finally there is the river which is the final card that can be used and another betting round. The best 5 card hand using the five community cards and any combination of the two cards dealt at the beginning. combination of the two cards dealt at the beginning....
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- Spring '07
- Online poker